feeling sorry for the soldiers

Should we feel sorry for the soldiers who had been permanently injured during the war ?

People go to war for different reasons. Some are being forced because of the obligatory service in the army and others make conscious decision about it because this is just good source of income for them. But war is a war and the risk of being killed or at least injured is very high. Thus there should be no surprise to anybody when some of the soldiers return home in the coffin or with permanent injuries which would make them stay in the wheelchair for the rest of their life. Everybody agrees with me that being the war invalid for the rest of the life is nothing pleasant but this is the fact, this is the risk, this is the consequence of war.

Now... there is one interesting point here. We have been taught what I should rather say brainwashed that we should respect and treat with the highest honor those who go to war because apparently they are risking their lives for other people. And this respect and the highest horror should be even greater if the person returns from the war in the coffin or permanently injured.

Yes... I understand the pain of the mother who's son died in the war or becomes incapacitated for the rest of his life. I understand the sorrow of other members of family and friends of this soldier.

But I don't understand one thing and I say: WTF. You know what war is all about. Why have you not prevented it ? Why do you allow to exist ? Don't tell me some bullshit with hundreds of other excuses that you can do nothing about it. You can do much more than you think. You just have been brainwashed into belief that you can do nothing. Or maybe you are just too lazy.

I have also another question for you if you feel sorry for the soldiers who died at war or became war invalids. Maybe this soldier that you feel so sorry for, has killed hundreds of people and maybe this soldier has made hundreds of other people to become war invalids. I guarantee you that the pain and sorrow among the family and friends of those people is the same or maybe even greater on their side. Have you ever thought about it ? Have you ever felt sorry for the other soldiers and their families ?

But don't understand me wrong. My point is not just to make you feel sorry for the other soldiers. My intention is to wake you up so that you realize that war is bringing suffering and pain, doesn't bring constructive solution and most of the time it is being run for economical benefits of certain beings. Thus stop just feeling sorry. Do something to stop it and prevent it so that there is not need feel sorry when it is too late to change anything.

Realise that if you are a soldier you are being a marionette ( look at yourself and see how you have been trained and brainwashed to obey blindly the orders no matter what ) in the hands of other people who are sitting in a luxurious villas and give you commands being far away from the danger while you are in the front line risking your life believing stupidly that you will be respected and honored for doing it. This bullshit about the honor for the soldiers has been specially invented by those who command the war and you have been stupid enough to allow yourself to believe in it. There is no honour. There is no respect. There is only pain, suffering and enormous financial profit for those who organise the war and you are only being paid very small dividend out this profit for your effort. Without you the war would not be possible but he money and the bullshit about honor and respect makes the trick ?

- Who is risking the life ?
- You or your general ?
- Who is driving luxury cars and living in the luxury villas ?
- You or your general ?

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that I should respect and honor the soldiers.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to feel sorry for the soldiers who died or became invalids because of the war.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to feel sorry for the families of the soldiers who died or became injured during the war.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to be brainwashed into believing that soldiers should be respected and honored.

I forgive myself that I have not allowed myself to realise that most of the wars are being organised intentionally for the financial benefits of the few people in power who brainwash people about honour and respect so that they may convince people to become soldiers and participate in the war.


Published: 2012 - May - 06      © Copyright 2012 - Greg Wiater